Luke 6:46 Why Don’t You Do What He Says?

Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? Luke 6:46

Obedience is something that most people want others to have, but not necessarily do themselves.

It is very common to see people in a workplace that do not do what the boss tells them to do. Sometimes they are just cutting a few corners, while other times it is blatant disregard for the directions and doing nothing at all.

In the home, it is often expected for children to obey their parents. The child that does not obey, is often punished.

After speaking for a while, Jesus asked the people a question. He asked why they call Him, ‘Lord’, but don’t do what He said to do.

Very few people like to have someone over them as complete master or ruler. People like to have their freedom to chose to do what they want to do.

Sadly this type of feeling is often found inside the church. Many believers claim to believe in Jesus and call Him, ‘Lord.’ Yet, they do not obey God’s commands. They continue to purposefully live in some type of sinful lifestyle, with no thought as to changing. They hear the words of God, but ignore them.

Jesus later says that the person who lives like that will have his life crumble and be destroyed. For a person to call Jesus, ‘Lord,’ is to make Jesus is complete, controlling, Master. Every believer is to be like a slave towards Jesus, obeying His every command, no matter how difficult or crazy it may seem. God is the boss.

One has to think about how much God loves him to send His only Son to die on a cross to save him, to realize how much God loves. When this is realized, obeying Him will be much easier, because one knows that every command is given out of perfect love.

As a believer, you claim that Jesus is ‘Lord’. You must be willing to ask yourself if He really is ‘Lord’ of your life. Ask yourself if you obey God’s every command, or do you ignore some that are not convenient.

Do not allow yourself to choose to not obey God’s every command towards you. Make Him, ‘Lord’, of your life. Allow God complete control over your every thought, action and word. This makes Him ‘Lord’ over your life and then you will truly believe in Him.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will make Jesus ‘Lord’ over your life; that you will obey every command of God; that you will trust God with all of your life; and that you will allow God to be Master of your life.

Luke 6:46 Obedience Is Required

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46

Every person has someone who is an authority over them. Most often the authority is the boss or employer for whom they work. It is expected that each worker will obey the boss and do what is asked of them. If one does not do what the boss says, he will be reprimanded or fired.

Although the most common authority is a boss, there are also other authorities that are required to be obeyed. Police, guards, parents and others also are authorities to be obeyed.

Jesus asked the people why they call Him, ‘Lord,’ but do not obey Him.

The term ‘Lord’ is another term for master or ruler, authority. Very few people like to use the term ‘Lord’ in today’s society. It brings the implication of slavery or ownership and no one likes to be considered a slave or being owned by another person.

However, Jesus does own the believer, because He bought the believer with His own blood. He paid the price with His blood so that the person may have life. With this price being paid, Jesus has full authority over one’s life. He is the Master, the Head Boss.

Many will call Jesus, ‘Lord,’ but will not obey Him as Lord. They act as if His commands are suggestions or that they have the freedom to choose what they will obey or not obey.

Acting like this is a double standard and Jesus is not truly Lord in their life. They are not being wise, but foolish, saying one thing, but doing another. Those who do not obey Jesus will be cast out in the end. They will be rejected by God when they stand before Him.

Obedience is a requirement to follow Jesus.

As you believe in and call Jesus your Lord, you must be willing to obey Him. At a minimum Jesus tells you to love God with everything in you, love others, including your enemies, to be His witness and to make disciples.

These are just the beginning of following Jesus. As you do these things, God will guide you in how to do these things. This is where complete obedience comes in. It reveals if Jesus is really Lord in your life or not.

Ask yourself if you have really made Jesus ‘Lord’ of your life or not.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that Jesus will be LORD over your life; that you will hear and know God’s every command to you; and that you will obey God’s every command to you.